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Poster: RevolutionJim Date: Jul 23, 2006 6:05pm
Forum: politicide Subject: Arrested Bush Dissenters Eye Courts

Arrested Bush Dissenters Eye Courts
Jul 22, 12:23 PM (ET)

By TODD DVORAK

(AP) Protesters wave placards against the appearance of President George Bush as traffic passes on...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - When school was canceled to accommodate a campaign visit by President Bush, the two 55-year-old teachers reckoned the time was ripe to voice their simmering discontent with the administration's policies.

Christine Nelson showed up at the Cedar Rapids rally with a Kerry-Edwards button pinned on her T-shirt; Alice McCabe clutched a small, paper sign stating "No More War." What could be more American, they thought, than mixing a little dissent with the bunting and buzz of a get-out-the-vote rally headlined by the president?

Their reward: a pair of handcuffs and a strip search at the county jail.

Authorities say they were arrested because they refused to obey reasonable security restrictions, but the women disagree: "Because I had a dissenting opinion, they did what they needed to do to get me out of the way," said Nelson, who teaches history and government at one of this city's middle schools.

"I tell my students all the time about how people came to this country for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, that those rights and others are sacred. And all along I've been thinking to myself, 'not at least during this administration.'"

Their experience is hardly unique.
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This post was modified by RevolutionJim on 2006-07-24 01:05:23